The Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Blackpool Aspire Academy have partnered together this year to provide a three year programme of activities for our Key Stage 3 students around the theme of sustainability and conservation on the Fylde coast.

The Ernest Cook and the Wildlife Trust foundations have kindly agreed to fund the programme for the next three years in order to create a cohort of Blue Influencers - Aspire students who will undergo a transition from knowing little about their local blue spaces around the Fylde area to being confident enough to want to pass their new passion, enthusiasm and knowledge onto others.

Our Year 8 first session took place on Friday, 3rd May, with a day packed with mud dipping and insect and crustaceans' studies.